Fibreglass Mouldings are items or objects which have been manufactured from the material known as fibreglass. Fibreglass mouldings have an extremely wide range of uses and are used in many different industries. Because fibreglass mouldings are made by using molds, a variety of object can be produced quickly, efficiently and very economically, as the mold is used many times to produce any number of items. These mouldings have many different applications and uses, and are commonly used in the automotive industry ie; car panels, bumpers etc. Other applications can include, fibreglass moulded ponds, fibreglass roofs, window canopies, door surrounds, and various other architectural applications.
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Fibreglass is material made from very fine fibres of glass. It is used as a reinforcement agent for many polymer products. Throughout history, glassmakers have experimented with glass fibres, and mass manufacture was only made possible by the invention of more intricate machine tooling.
Glass fibre is produced when extremely fine strands of silica-based or other formulation glass is extruded into many fibres with small diameters suitable for textile processing. The basis of textile grade glass fibres is silica, and in its purest form it exists as a polymer.
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Fibreglass mouldings are made using a mold known as a buck or plug, which is a representation of the item to be made. Layers of fibreglass are laid into the mould until the desired thickness is attained. When these layers have set or cured, the moulding is separated from the mold.